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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the past five weeks, we revealed the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 2, Kentucky's John Calipari, and No. 1, Florida's Billy Donovan. It was the spring of 2007, an...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. Top 50 coaches: No. 21 Larry Brown

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 21: SMU's Larry Brown. On Monday, we release No. 20. On Tuesday, ESPN's Mark Stein and Ramo...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  3. Billy Donovan doesn't want to lie to you

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by its own typically slow standards, the 2014 college basketball offseason has thus far been a sluggish one. Coaching changes have come and gone; the draft decision deadline is a month behind us; the NBA playoffs are rounding into home. How slow...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  4. ACC's shot clock experiment: Why not?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NBA installed a 24-second shot clock in 1954. It took men's college basketball another 30 years -- until 1985 -- to follow suit. Decades of painful stalling strategy would have seemed to make the shot clock a no-brainer, but the college game p...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  5. Q&A: Gen. Dempsey on basketball, service

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, ESPN's Jay Bilas moderated a USA Basketball panel in the Pentagon auditorium. The panel, which featured Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Texas Tech coach Tubby ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  6. Players to watch: Shooting guards

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. The term "shooting guard" has never been so meaningless. This is true of all of the game's positional designations; the traditional responsi...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  7. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  8. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  9. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  10. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  11. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Tourney Time

    Eamonn Brennan

    In three weeks, the Los Angeles Athletic Club will bestow the Wooden Award on the 2013-14 season's most outstanding player. All roads lead to Dallas, indeed. In that spirit, let's do a quick, bonus check-in on where the Wooden Watch candidates curren...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  12. Afternoon Links: College vs. D-League

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we stop being bubble-polite, and start getting bubble-real. Submit links via Twitter. "Dean Smith doesn't watch the games anymore. The motion on the screen is too hard to follow. Now he thumbs through golf magazines and p...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  13. Saint Louis enjoying its best season in school history

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saint Louis is off to its best start in school history. The Billikens are making it look easy by focusing on fundamentals.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  14. Big data will change college hoops, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    In October, Duke made a watershed announcement: It would become the first college basketball program to install STATS LLC's SportVU cameras in its arena. For years, NBA franchises have been recording, compiling and analyzing the data that SportVU'...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  15. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 10

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week's edition of the Watch comes just one day after the Wooden committee itself released its midseason list of candidates -- a Wooden Watch straight from the proverbial horse's mouth. This could be intimidating. But fortunately, the midseason's...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  16. Afternoon Links: Patterson snubbed, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we take a moment to get caught up on the NBA. (How is it the All-Star break already?!) Submit links via Twitter. Think Joel Embiid was the biggest snub from Wednesday's midseason Wooden list? Think again: "McDermott was a...

    Blog | January 22, 2014